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Bat-Eared Fox

Bat-Eared Fox


With its distinctive oversized ears the bat-earred fox is among the most comical of canines. Their ears play an important role in their ecology though, from communication to finding their next meal. Eating primarily insects, located with its sensitive hearing, this species of fox is almost exclusively nocturnal.  You can find our bat-eared foxes near the lions in Africa.